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Ponda Baba was released in 1996 on a Power of the Force (Green Card) and retailed for $4.99. A great sculpt for the time with 6 points of articulation. Ponda Baba includes a Blaster Pistol and Rifle.

Variations:
• Collection 2 - SUB & Normal Photo on Card Front.
• Collection 2 - SUB & Hologram Photo on Card Front.
• Collection 3 - SUB & Normal Photo on Card Front.
• Collection 3 - SUB & Hologram Photo on Card Front.
• Card Back# 540903.00.
• Card Back# 540903.01
• Gray beard.
• Black beard.

Here we have the 2014 Saga Legends (Canadian Card) SL15 Darth Maul figure. The sculpt actually looks decent and is definitely not the worse Darth Maul figure we have seen to date. This "budget" figure only has 5 points of articulation and includes Maul's trademark Double-Bladed Lightsaber. Be sure to check out all the new HD Photos in our Gallery.


While looking over the MS08: Mission Series Utapau: Obi-Wan and General Grievous sets that I received from a couple of online retailers, I noticed a paint and Lightsaber change for General Grievous.

First version: Date Stamp 40691 - Grievous has Red eye sockets and blue blade Lightsaber hilt has no loop at end.

Second version: Date Stamp 40831 - Grievous has brown eye sockets and blue blade Lightsaber hilt has loop at end.

I took a quick photo of each version (click image above), so you can check them out. I will add better photos of these variations later on, when I photograph this set to add to our HD Photo Gallery.

The BBC has gotten Official word from Harrison Ford's Publicist that he did not break his ankle, but his left leg. He actually had to have surgery due to the injury, which was successful. Check out the full story.

Disney Publishing Worldwide today re-defines the storytelling experience with the release of "Star Wars Scene Maker," a new line of creativity apps that gives kids and Star Wars fans of all ages the tools to create, control, customize, capture and share their own 3D animated Star Wars scenes. Utilizing simple, intuitive commands, the apps give fans an unrivaled user-generated storytelling experience that allows them to re-imagine and re-create iconic scenes from the Saga.

Featuring 3D models of characters, vehicles, and environments, "Scene Maker" allows fans to zoom in, pull back and explore each animated Star Wars scene. Users have the freedom to place characters and vehicles wherever they choose, and then customize them with a variety of weapons to create new storylines and dialogue.

Just incase the Saga Legends 3.75" Wave 3 figures does not make it to the USA, I decided to obtain a set from Canada. I am in the process of photographing them as we speak, but as a preview I have uploaded Card Front and Card Back photos to our Facebook Page if you want to check them out now.

Revisited today is the 1996 Power of the Force (Green Card) Bossk figure. I find this figure's sculpt ok, but I wish his left hand could actually hold a weapon. Bossk has 6 points of articulation and includes a Blaster Rifle and Pistol.

Variations:
• Square bubble and Normal photo on card front.
• Square bubble and Hologram photo on card front.
• Stand up bubble and Normal photo on card front.
• Stand up bubble and Hologram photo on card front.
• Card Back# 537991.00.
• Card Back# 537991.01.

The Power of the Force (Green Card) Bib Fortuna figure was released back in 1996 with a retail price of $4.99. Another great sculpt for its time with 6 points of articulation. Bib is packed with a Hold-Out Blaster.

Variations:
• Square bubble and Normal photo on card front.
• Square bubble and Hologram photo on card front.
• Stand up bubble and Normal photo on card front.
• Stand up bubble and Hologram photo on card front.
• Card Back# 538955.00.
• Card Back# 538955.01.

Made it back to the USA. Had fun overseas, and was a blast checking out how collecting is in some other Countries. If you sent me a email today, I am going through them now and you should have a response shortly.

The last stop on my vacation was the Netherlands. While there, I searched for toy stores and could only find a chain called Intertoys. These stores reminded me a lot of KBtoys before they closed here in the states. You can view some photos of their Star Wars merchandise sections on our Facebook Page.

Revisited today is the Power of the Force (Green Card) Malakili (Rancor Keeper) figure. A pretty good sculpt for 1997 with 6 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips. As far as accessories he includes a Long-Handled Vibro Blade.

Variations:
• Stand up bubble and Normal photo on card front.
• Stand up bubble and Hologram photo on card front.

Rebelscum has gotten ahold of a photo showing The 2014 Black Series Wave 1 boxed. Click on through to check it out.

In 1996 Hasbro released Luke Skywalker in Ceremonial Outfit on a Power of the Force (Green Card). This sculpt had a "All new Likeness of Luke" and had 6 points of articulation. Luke included a Medal of Valor and Blaster Pistol.

Variations:
• Collection 2 - SUB & Normal Photo on Card Front.
• Collection 2 - SUB & Hologram Photo on Card Front.
• Collection 1 - SUB & Normal Photo on Card Front.
• Collection 1 - SUB & Hologram Photo on Card Front.
• Card Back# 540895.00.
• Card Back# 540895.01.

Was surfing Amazon and noticed that Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6 is now available on Amazon's Instant Video service. This means its no longer exclusive to Netflix. Prices on Amazon range from $1.99 to $29.99 depending if you want Standard or HD Video.

Hopefully the next step for Lucasfilm is to release Season 6 on DVD and Blu-Ray soon.

Our friends over at Yakface have pointed out that Andrew's Toyz has revealed The Black Series 6" Cantina Showdown Box Set. Don't get to excited yet, as it is packed with 2 figures that are currently warming the pegs as we speak. From what we see in the photo, there is nothing in this set that is new or exclusive. At least the box looks nice. Have a felling most will pass on this repacked set.

The Power of the Force (Green Card) R5-D4 figure was released back in 1996. This is one of those figures that makes you say, What was Hasbro thinking? I guess the designer thought a movie accurate R5-D4 figure was a bit boring and decided to give him laser cannons on his arms and have him transform into a Missile Launcher. Kids might have liked it, but most collectors hated this idea.

Variations:
• Square bubble with warning sticker and Normal photo.
• Square bubble with warning sticker and Hologram photo.
• Square bubble with printed warning and Normal photo.
• Square bubble with printed warning and Hologram photo.
• Straight firing pin.
• Curved firing pin.

The Hollywood Reporter has posted a story about Harrison Ford injuring his ankle on the Star Wars Episode VII set in England.

The injury was supposedly caused when a hydraulic door reportedly fell down and hit him, possibly fracturing his ankle. Some news outlets are reporting the hydraulic door that injured him was none other then the door of the Millennium Falcon.

Hopefully the injury is not very severe and he has a speedy recovery.

Was looking through the pre-orders over at Dorkside Toys and they have posted a pre-order for the Star Wars 6" Black Series Wave 6 Case Pack of 8. Yes that says 8 not 4 per case. Glad to see Hasbro increasing the case contents on the Black Series 6" figures from 4 to 8, but do we really need 3 Boba Fetts in this assortment since Wave 4 will have him as well?

Just like most of you, I just got email blasts from multiple online retailers offering up pre-orders for The Black Series 6" Wave 5. In this assortment we will see Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight, Sandtrooper, and Darth Vader. The expected delivery date on these are August.

Lately I have been receiving a lot of emails with concerns about the US release of the Saga Legends Wave 3. Are they still coming or cancelled?

I have contacted Hasbro directly and have not received any updated info on the USA release date. Also I contacted a few online retailers and they have said Hasbro has not given them a release date or fulfillment information as well. Thats the reason why they are not taking pre-orders.

The 2014 Japan Toy Show is underway and there is some really cool stuff that will be available overseas in the near future from Bandai, Takara Tomy, and more . There are a lot of photos floating around the net, but it seems that Timeless Dimension has the best coverage and most current photos. Make sure you scroll through their photos as the Star Wars merchandise is spread throughout the page.

The Official DisneyParks Blog just posted that new Merchandise is coming to the 5th Weekend at Star Wars Weekends From June 13-15, 2014 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If your curious on what will be available click on through.

Added to our HD Photo Gallery today is the 1997 Power of the Force (Green Card) Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi figure. The sculpt looks alright and has 6 points of articulation as most figures from this Toy Line had. Ben is packed with a Lightsaber and Removable Cloak.

Variations:
• Square bubble and Normal photo on card front.
• Square bubble and Hologram photo on card front.
• Stand up bubble and Normal photo on card front.
• Stand up bubble and Hologram photo on card front.
• Dark brown belt buckle.
• Bronze belt buckle.

While in London, I made a stop at Forbidden Planet and have to say I was pretty impressed with all the merchandise they carried. Wish we had stores like this back in Texas. If you want to check out some pictures of their Star Wars merchandise check out the photos on our Facebook Page.

The Power of the Force (Green Card) Lando Calrissian as Skiff Guard figure was released back in 1996 and retailed for $4.99. Lando has 6 points of articulation which is Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips. He includes a Removable Helmet and Force Pike.

Variations:
• Square bubble and Normal photo on card front.
• Square bubble and Hologram photo on card front.
• Stand up bubble and Normal photo on card front.
• Stand up bubble and Hologram photo on card front.
• Silver Faceguard.
• Bronze Faceguard.

 
   
     
 
 
     

 

   
 
 
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